Chardonnay

ChardonnayChardonnay 2016

History

Made from five different clones, grapes are picked in the early morning by hand, over nine days. They are then crushed and immediately pressed, without any skin contact. After being transferred to House Toast French oak barrels for fermentation, the wine is stirred twice monthly for the first six months, then monthly thereafter.

Our Chardonnay is always bottled in summer, after filtering.

Awards

  • 2016 Vintage   93 points Tim Atkin

    91 Points Neal Martin (Vinous),

    90 points James Suckling Report

    4 stars Platters SA Wine Guide

    2015 Vintage  Tim Atkin 92 points, 
  • 2015   93 points Prescient Chardonnay Awards, 92 points Tim Atkin, 91 points Robert Parker, 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2014   Veritas Silver 2015, 90 points Tim Atkin
  • 2013   92 points Tim Atkin, 92 points Christian Eedes Chardonnay Report 2015, Veritas Gold (2014),                                                  4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2011   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2010   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, Top 10 Christiaan Eedes, 90 points Robert Parker
  • 2009   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide, 90 Points Robert Parker, SAA First and Business Class Selection
  • 2008   4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2007   SAA First & Business Class Selection, 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide
  • 2006   SAA First & Business Class Selection, 4 stars Platter's SA Wine Guide

 

Production

Barrel Ageing           11 months French Oak( 225litre) 34 % new. Balance in 2nd & 3rd fill barrels. Fermented & matured

Maturation                Up to 5 years from vintage

Alcohol                     13.15% by volume

Residual Sugar        1.8 g/l

Total Acid                 6.9 g/l

pH                            3.51

 

Food Match

Creamy based foods, smoked chicken or duck, seared tunawith olive oil, lime juice and black pepper.

Tasting Note

Zesty lemon and lime aromas combined with creamy vanilla notes on the nose. Crisp acidity leads to a lingering palate with a subtle oak finish.

Independent Tasting Note

"Seamlessly merges tangerfine vibrancy with vanilla cream from barrelt ferment. Textured and rich yet lean and focused throughout. A peaches and cream delight with a dry finish"   - John Platter 2014

Pricing

R 140.00 per bottle
R 840.00 per case of 6

All deliveries of 24 bottles or more within South Africa will be free of charge.